Here are the key details as reported by officials:
Incident Time: Approximately 4:50 a.m.
Location: Near the intersection of Stenton Avenue and Joshua Road in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Train Details: The 40-car CSX train was operating on Norfolk Southern tracks.
Derailment: A total of 15 cars derailed, with eight of them being empty.
Cargo Information: Five of the derailed cars contained urea, a liquid fertilizer, and another car contained tetrachloroethylene, a degreaser chemical used in dry cleaning.
We want to emphasize that the top priority is the safety and well-being of the community. Emergency responders were on-site quickly to assess the situation and addressed any potential risks. Please know that all necessary precautions were and still are being taken to ensure your safety and the environment’s protection. Currently, the clean-up process is underway.